This Day In History
Tsar Peter the Great founds the city of Saint Petersburg.
The Great Hall of Euston station in London is opened.
The NC-4 aircraft arrives in Lisbon after completing the first transatlantic flight.
The 1,046 feet (319 m) Chrysler Building in New York City, the tallest man-made structure at the time, opens to the public.
The Walt Disney Company releases the cartoon Three Little Pigs, with its hit song "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?"
Golden Gate Bridge opens.
The Centralia, Pennsylvania mine fire starts.
Ibn Khaldun, Arab polymath (d. 1406)
Cornelius Vanderbilt, American entrepreneur (d. 1877)
Amelia Bloomer, American suffragette (d. 1894)
Julia Ward Howe, American poet (The Battle Hymn of the Republic) (d. 1910)
Wild Bill Hickok, American gunfighter (d. 1876)
Georges Rouault, French painter and graphic artist (d. 1958)
Dashiell Hammett, American author (d. 1961)
Dolores Hope, American singer and philanthropist
Vincent Price, American actor (d. 1993)
Sam Snead, American golfer (d. 2002)
Herman Wouk, American writer
Christopher Lee, English actor
Tony Hillerman, American writer (d. 2008)
Harlan Ellison, American author
Louis Gossett Jr., American actor
Don Williams, American country singer
Richard Schiff, American actor
Siouxsie Sioux, English musician (Siouxsie and the Banshees)
Paul Bettany, English actor